Rocktober 2019 MVS Newsletter

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[I’m going outside the usual MVS Newsletter format to focus on yesterday’s big XC40 news from Volvo.] The most exciting news of October is without a doubt the release of the fully electric XC40, what they call “XC40 Recharge”. Volvo Cars Launches Fully Electric Volvo XC40 Recharge From their press kit: Today Volvo Cars introduces […]

Volvo Has Best September in 13 Years

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Volvo’s resurgence that started in 2015 continues its strong performance, turning in a smashing good September. September reporting shows a 4.7% US sales increase vs. September 2018. The 2015 turning point saw Volvo reach farther into its transformation into a luxury brand, compared to the 1980s and 1990s, when it was a middle-class car. The […]

IPD Has Pegs Back in Stock

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After being sold out for some time, IPD has Pegasus replica wheels back in stock. They come in 17 and 18 inch sizes in silver, machined and matte black colors. Related: Eighteen inch Pegasus on a P80 Pegasus Wheels at IPD 115264 – IPD Pegasus Replica Wheel – 18 Inch Hyper Silver $199.95 EACH 115262 […]

September 2019 Newsletter

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Volvo News C&D likes the XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered But with a turbocharger, a supercharger, and an electric component, is it asking for trouble? Best July performance in 12 years Volvo’s roll continues: Volvo Car USA posts best July performance in 12 years. August was also signifiant, with double-digit growth. CPO Volvos get free Volvo On Call All Certified […]

Care by Volvo Expands to Five Models

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The modern way to own a car continues its breakneck pace, its centerpiece being Care by Volvo, a car subscription plan Volvo introduced two years ago. It debuted with the XC40, itself possibly the most urban lifestyle SUV ever to roll down the streets of the world’s cities. The XC40 was the ideal first candidate […]

Gen Z to Baby Boomers: You’re The Biggest Threat

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And Boomers feel the same way… about Generation Z. The finger pointing is over who causes accidents most often. These are the findings of a Harris poll done on behalf of Volvo. In a wide-ranging survey of Americans across a broad range of generations, Volvo set out to explore the effectiveness of driver’s ed programs […]

MVS Newsletter July 2019

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Volvo News The E.V.A. Initiative shares 40 years of auto safety data. Recall: 2014-2019 2-liter, 4-cylinder diesel — The affected models are the (all diesels) S60, S80, S90, V40, V60, V70, V90, XC60 and XC90.A plastic engine intake manifold may melt and deform. Volvo might design and produce SUVs above the XC90 and below the […]

Tow for Life is Free Towing – For ALL Volvo Cars

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Today Volvo introduced Tow for Life, a free program for all Volvos. Yes, even that barely-running old 1985 Volvo 240 down the block you’re thinking about… No matter how old or new, how well- or poorly-maintained the Volvo, it qualifies for free towing. Wow! The Catch Of course there’s a catch. In life, there are […]

Volvo Car USA Launches Post-Accident Guidance Service

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Interesting news out of Volvo today. Check out the parts on after the collision… ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (May 14, 2019) Volvo Car drivers will now have help at their fingertips in the minutes following an accident, via their smartphones. Volvo Car Accident Advisor is the first mobile, post-accident experience that serves up emergency services and checklists, guided […]

A Sticker for a Donor

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Bonus!  Everyone who gives/gave this round Spring ’19 MVS Moderator Donation, you’re all entered into a raffle for the last I [heart]My Volvo sticker known to exist. You don’t have to do anything. I’ll perform a random selection for one winner from the list of donors.  I found two of these the other day in my […]

Spring 2019 Moderator Donation Drive — On Now!

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These guys do so much for us owners. Want to show them you appreciate them? Donate any amount. It all goes to them, 100%. Actually, it’s more than 100% when you figure in the PayPal fees, because I split up among them what’s donated, not what I actually collect. Here’s the running tally forum post.

Volvo News – Newsletter May 2019

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Polestar picks UK For New Development Center Brexit doesn’t scare Volvo.  Volvo’s Head of R&D Talks Touchy Safety Subjects Volvo’s head of R&D talks about the touchy subjects of in-car cameras and 112 MPH maximum speed limit coming in 2021 models. Never before has safety been so controversial. Right? Strange days. Rich Actor Loves And […]